Estimates of the Municipal and Non-Municipal Land Area
of North Carolina and North Carolina Counties for July 1, 2019
by Municipal Square Miles
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County Total 2019 Square Miles* Non-Municipal Square Miles Municipal Square Miles Percent Municipal
North Carolina 48,617.905 44,505.368 4,112.537 8.5
Mecklenburg 523.842 108.559 415.283 79.3
Wake 835.219 507.820 327.399 39.2
Guilford 645.704 371.619 274.085 42.4
Cumberland 652.315 454.791 197.524 30.3
Forsyth 408.148 213.201 194.947 47.8
Union 631.520 450.397 181.123 28.7
Brunswick 846.973 712.405 134.568 15.9
Cabarrus 361.749 242.109 119.640 33.1
Durham 285.975 171.792 114.183 39.9
Gaston 356.027 250.847 105.180 29.5
Catawba 398.721 328.060 70.661 17.7
Buncombe 656.672 586.018 70.654 10.8
Moore 697.843 628.424 69.419 9.9
Nash 540.407 471.012 69.395 12.8
Cleveland 464.252 400.054 64.198 13.8
Onslow 762.744 700.249 62.495 8.2
Johnston 791.299 731.415 59.884 7.6
Alamance 423.943 364.310 59.633 14.1
Randolph 782.517 725.411 57.106 7.3
New 191.534 135.098 56.436 29.5
Craven 708.958 652.552 56.406 8.0
Iredell 573.833 517.567 56.266 9.8
Pitt 651.975 598.765 53.210 8.2
Davidson 552.675 500.520 52.155 9.4
Rockingham 565.551 514.315 51.236 9.1
Caldwell 471.566 421.726 49.840 10.6
Henderson 373.068 325.879 47.189 12.6
Stanly 395.086 348.820 46.266 11.7
Rowan 511.374 466.208 45.166 8.8
Burke 507.099 464.006 43.093 8.5
Carteret 506.251 464.318 41.933 8.3
Rutherford 564.151 527.002 37.149 6.6
Robeson 949.221 912.084 37.137 3.9
Wayne 553.087 516.606 36.481 6.6
Wilson 368.174 332.663 35.511 9.6
Orange 397.958 363.934 34.024 8.5
Edgecombe 505.336 474.933 30.403 6.0
Lee 254.959 225.495 29.464 11.6
Dare 383.420 354.824 28.596 7.5
Columbus 937.293 908.721 28.572 3.0
Granville 531.570 503.364 28.206 5.3
Pender 869.795 844.591 25.204 2.9
Surry 532.166 509.703 22.463 4.2
Lenoir 400.591 379.284 21.307 5.3
Harnett 594.987 575.013 19.974 3.4
Richmond 473.821 454.545 19.276 4.1
Pamlico 336.537 317.379 19.158 5.7
Sampson 944.740 926.544 18.196 1.9
Halifax 724.086 706.311 17.775 2.5
Haywood 553.692 536.632 17.060 3.1
Duplin 816.219 799.437 16.782 2.1
Scotland 318.845 303.089 15.756 4.9
Watauga 312.556 296.880 15.676 5.0
Anson 531.452 516.542 14.910 2.8
Hertford 353.060 339.091 13.969 4.0
Wilkes 754.278 740.449 13.829 1.8
Chatham 682.185 668.798 13.387 2.0
Beaufort 827.192 814.039 13.153 1.6
Montgomery 491.760 478.652 13.108 2.7
Northampton 536.589 523.691 12.898 2.4
Bladen 874.328 862.366 11.962 1.4
Pasquotank 226.880 215.017 11.863 5.2
Davie 264.105 253.109 10.996 4.2
Macon 515.558 505.410 10.148 2.0
Martin 461.217 451.167 10.050 2.2
Avery 247.087 237.085 10.002 4.0
Vance 253.517 244.112 9.405 3.7
Madison 449.570 440.565 9.005 2.0
Bertie 699.270 690.354 8.916 1.3
Lincoln 297.938 289.263 8.675 2.9
Yadkin 334.829 326.422 8.407 2.5
Stokes 448.857 440.535 8.322 1.9
McDowell 440.608 432.915 7.693 1.7
Franklin 491.682 484.084 7.598 1.5
Polk 237.789 230.720 7.069 3.0
Person 392.322 385.366 6.956 1.8
Caswell 424.922 418.805 6.117 1.4
Transylvania 378.528 372.775 5.753 1.5
Jackson 490.755 485.063 5.692 1.2
Washington 348.135 342.681 5.454 1.6
Chowan 172.473 167.103 5.370 3.1
Perquimans 247.089 241.950 5.139 2.1
Mitchell 221.425 216.678 4.747 2.1
Ashe 426.135 421.587 4.548 1.1
Hoke 390.744 386.494 4.250 1.1
Cherokee 455.426 451.372 4.054 0.9
Warren 428.456 425.830 2.626 0.6
Greene 265.928 263.509 2.419 0.9
Alleghany 235.059 232.661 2.398 1.0
Alexander 259.994 257.605 2.389 0.9
Swain 527.996 525.811 2.185 0.4
Yancey 312.597 311.006 1.591 0.5
Jones 470.708 469.486 1.222 0.3
Graham 292.079 290.858 1.221 0.4
Tyrrell 389.035 387.830 1.205 0.3
Clay 214.751 214.146 0.605 0.3
Gates 340.445 340.041 0.404 0.1
Camden 240.556 240.469 0.087 0.0
Currituck 261.852 261.852 0.000 0.0
Hyde 612.700 612.700 0.000 0.0
Source: North Carolina OSBM, Standard Population Estimates, Vintage 2019
*Land area as reported for the 2010 Census and post-2010 changes from the North Carolina Demographic Information Survey
Note: Municipal refers to active incorporated municipalities.

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Last updated September 15, 2020